An older home with historic charm doesn’t need to feel like it’s in a time warp. This contemporary Parisian home juxtaposes aged architectural details with fresh shapes and materials.
Inside a Contemporary Parisian Home
From the designer:
From an architectural point of view, the fundamentals have been totally restored. An old parquet floor has been put in place.
The beams, typical of the timber-framed buildings of this district, were concealed beneath layers of plaster. They were rediscovered and then thinned.
In terms of layout, the challenge was to install the kitchen in the release leading to the living room.
We have expanded this space, and [taken] advantage of the niches to draw, totally customized, this kitchen, whose materials extend into the living room.
The materials are found in the same way in the bathroom, which has been treated, both on the floor and on the walls, in resin, in order to accentuate the dimensions of the surfaces and to provide a better sense of space.
In the bedroom, the dressings, built in the thickness of the passage, were also treated in resin but with this time an incorporation of linen, which gives the doors a velvety touch very pleasant.
Photos and quoted text © Véronique Cotrel Agency